To assist in addressing the low mathematics and science subject pass rate in the country as well as encourage pupils to take on these subjects, Aberdare has taken the initiative of investing in these subjects. This will enable more pupils to access tutors who will assist them in improving their understanding and academic performance in these subjects, in turn increasing their opportunity of accessing broader prospects within the workplace. In our Pietermaritzburg plant we have named this project “Abercare”, where we are giving tutorial assistance to schools with Grade 10, 11 & 12 learners with provision of extra curricula lessons for mathematics and Science subjects.
Community projects provide necessary infrastructure and go a long way towards making a sustainable difference. These projects give communities the opportunity to be truly empowered.
Abercare is based in the impoverished community of Oribi in Pietermaritzburg Kwazulu Natal. The project is a work centre for the Physically Challenged individuals who are unable to find work within Industry because of their challenges. It also provides the challenged individuals with opportunities to lead a reasonably normal life style.
Many of the individuals on the programme live in the home for the physically challenged. The project has an Industrial laundry that services the businesses in Pietermaritzburg with laundry and cleaning services. The Abercare work centre also trims plastic hangers for Hangerman who supply hangers for garments to the clothing Industries. They also package plumbing brackets, down pipe and gutter couplings for the building Industry.
Aberdare Cables adopted this organisation some years ago as their social economic partner and has recently identified the following needs and has supplied funding for the following projects: Upgrade of the building phase one completed in December 2015